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Fall Has Come Upon Us…

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 Alexander Lloyd It is hard to believe that midterms have come and gone already. It just seems like a few weeks ago that the corps was returning from summer leave and getting settled into the school year, but the signs of fall are finally becoming apparent. The days are getting shorter, the trees are changing colors, the nights are getting crisp, and leaves are beginning to fall. It will not be long until the trees are barren, and I’ll be heading home for Thanksgiving leave.

As I dive deeper into my Mechanical Engineering major, it is safe to say that it is not as difficult to make the transition from summer to the school as it has been in the past. Of course, the workload is challenging, but I am genuinely interested in what my classes have to offer. Even outside my major, performing simulations in the Ship Simulators in Maritime Watch Officer class, has proved to be an incredible learning experience preparing me for 1/c summer.

I know the next month and a half will be tough with assignments beginning to pile up, but Thanksgiving leave is just over five weeks away. In that time, I still have a lot to look forward to. The biggest two sailing regattas of the season are the MacMillan and Kennedy Cups, which are considered the East Coast and National Big Boat sailing championships.

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